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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Amaryllideae
Subtribus: Strumariinae
Genus: Hessea
Species: Hessea cinnamomea

Hessea cinnamomea (L'Hér.) T.Durand & Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 242. 1894.


Amaryllis cinnamomea L'Hér., Sert. Angl.: 15. 1789.


Imhofia cinnamomea (L'Hér.) M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 28. 1847.
Periphanes cinnamomea (L'Hér.) F.M.Leight., J. S. African Bot. 14: 82. 1948.


Amaryllis crispa Jacq., Pl. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 37. 1797.
Amaryllis pulchella Spreng. ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 633. 1837, nom. illeg. non Salisb. (1796).
Hessea crispa (Jacq.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 632. 1850.
Imhofia crispa (Jacq.) Herb., Amaryllidaceae: 190. 1837.
Periphanes crispa (Jacq.) Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 118. 1866, nom. inval.
Strumaria crispa (Jacq.) Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 33: t. 1363. 1811.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Cape Provinces

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Durand, T.A. & Schinz, H., Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 242. 1894.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Hessea cinnamomea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Hessea cinnamomea. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 28 2018.

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